Give yourself a gift of inspiration!

838e8085-1b39-41c3-b09f-63d4e6cf7064 and get a few more for your loved ones too with this great deal!

Get a copy of Lesley Riley’s new Inspirational Quotes Illustrated book for 50% off! on the North Light publishers website.

I’m not sure how long the sale will last, but while I was there I bought 3 other books since there was also free shipping when you spend $25 and there were several books I had already been thinking of getting.

There are 130 quotes included in this book with art work by mixed media and textile artists. An interesting feature of the book is the pages are perforated so you can tear them out and frame them if you want.

I made this piece of artwork for Lesley’s book


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Don’t forget to drop by my friends blogs this week from the Around the World Blog Hop.

vickie hallmarkI’ve been friends with Vickie Hallmark for more than 15 years. We first met when I lived in Austin, TX when she was making jaw dropping award winning art quilts. Vickie now devotes most of her creative time to making beautiful jewelry with precious metal clay. She works in a variety of metals, and incorporates stones, enamels and patinas to create one of a kind art to wear. She also writes articles and teaches online.


Alysn Midgelow MarsdenMixed media artist Alysn Midgelow-Marsden and I met in Canberra, Australia last April when we were both teaching at the Creative Textiles Show. Alysn lives in New Zealand, (she moved there from England a couple years ago). You may be familiar with her wonderful books on stitching metal scrim, metal fabrics, angelina fibers and textiles. She also incorporates beads, paper and decorative stitching in her work. The exciting news is Alysn’s organizing a teaching trip to the US in the spring of 2016, so if you’d be interested in booking her to teach, please drop her a note about it!


joe the quilterLast, but definitely not least, I want to send you over to San Francisco to see my good friend Joe Cunningham, otherwise known as Joe the quilter. If you know Joe, you know he is charming and funny, plays guitar and sings and does really wonderful contemporary art quilts that harken back to the roots of more primitive traditional scrap quilts.

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